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Secondary Partnerships


The office of Secondary Partnerships at Metropolitan Community College support early college experiences for high school students by providing the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Students can take advantage of several programs such as Career Academy, College Now!, Kickstart Online, Concurrent Enrollment and Gateway to College.


Career Academy provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to learn specific career knowledge and skills prior to high school graduation. Career Academy programs culminate in a career certificate or specialist diploma.

CollegeNOW! is designed for high school students to offer a jumpstart on their college education with half-price tuition. Students enroll into sections taught by MCC faculty on campus or online.

Kickstart Online (KSOI) is a series of MCC general education courses for high school students. KSOI courses count toward most MCC degrees, are transferable, and may count toward high school credit.

Concurrent Enrollment is a partnership between MCC and high school districts. Students earn both high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending their scheduled course in the high school classroom.

Gateway to College is a nationally recognized dual-credit high school diploma completion program. The program serves students ages 16-20 years old who would like an educational setting that is individually tailored for student success.




Jordan Pirtle, director of Secondary Partnerships and Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2380
Theresa Banark, assistant director of Secondary Partnerships, 531-MCC-2810
Katrina Brooks, assistant director Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2482
Sarah Hayden, associate, 531-MCC-2735
Jacquie Woods, associate, 531-MCC-2366
Jessica Mossa, associate, 531-MCC-2372
Kayla Gillian, concurrent enrollment navigator (Millard Public Schools), 531-MCC-2325
Taylor Worden, concurrent enrollment navigator (Bellevue, Blair, Ralston, Springfield Platteview, & Westside) 531-MCC-4021
Tyler Payne, concurrent enrollment navigator (OPS Burke, Career Center, North, Northwest, South), 531-622-2379
Magda Batiz Salazar, concurrent enrollment navigator (Arlington, Fort Calhoun, Gretna, Gross Catholic) 531-622-2323
Monique Tate, resource specialist Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2481
Nadia Williams, early career navigator, 531-MCC-2891
Ethan Shaffer, early career navigator, 531-MCC-2337
Secondary Partnerships main line, 531-MCC-2213

Metropolitan Community College Secondary Partnerships